Sprint reboots its pre-paid offerings with plans as low as $35 a month

Sprint reboots its pre-paid offerings with plans as low as $35 a month
Sprint has reworked its pre-paid plans and now offers three tiers starting at $35 a month. That plan offers unlimited talk, unlimited text and 1GB of data. For $45 a month, the plan goes up to 3GB of data; toss in another $10 a month, and you get 6GB of the sweet stuff. The three tiers "include respective 3G/4G high-speed data allotment applicable to monthly plan." Sprint adds that "video streaming may be limited to 3G speeds".

Back in March, Sprint launched its pre-paid offerings, but the plans were nothing to get excited about. $45 a month bought unlimited talk, text, and no data. $60 a month gave you unlimited talk and text, and 2.5GB of high-speed data. Go over that cap and your data speed was throttled. The new plans are a nice improvement for Sprint's pre-paid customers.

With pre-paid carriers like MetroPCS, Boost and Cricket adding more data to their plans, Sprint might have felt the pressure to make this change. The carrier has also revamped its postpaid plans as well, finally ridding the airwaves of that bizarre Frobinson Framily.

source: Sprint

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24 Comments

1. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Throwing the kitchen sink yet won't do it. Even MVNOs get better performance on leased networks than Sprint on its own network. A company can stiff its customers for only so long, soon enough they get scalded and will never take a second look at it.

2. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Blah blah, this argument is old... your stuck in the past. Sprint's new network is basically almost finished and is much faster now. Im in Las Vegas where they just launched LTE and I get consistent speeds in the 15- 25mbps range and they got all the Spark Radio's being put on all the tower's which is going to make it blazing fast.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

15-25mbps is pretty slow compared to the other three. Wideband LTE from T-Mobile, XLTE from Verizon and (semi)LTE-A from AT&T blow Sprint in data performance and reliability.

4. HASHTAG unregistered

15-25mbps is considered slow?

10. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Compared to the 45-60 tmobile and at&t get around here, yes.

13. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Sprint has gotten those speeds in NYC and T mobile does not get those speeds every where so stop it S4GRU has plenty of post with speeds reaching 65 and even 75mbps

14. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

I bet you can't tell the difference when watching porn.

18. tuminatr

Posts: 1166; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Not true in my market I have a Verizon work phone, a Sprint personal phone and have tested my dads T-Mobile and those are in the ball park here in minnesota. LOL i got a 680kbps on Verizon LTE last week and 32mbps on Sprint in the same spot

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I've heard plenty of people claim Sprints network is great here and great there. I never saw that. Waikiki had zero bars of 3G on Sprint and no LTE, inside Disneyland I was roaming, and in Seattle I had 1-2 Mbps LTE download speed. Maybe Sprint has finally improved? As an ex customer of 11 years, I'll believe it when I see it. Sprint was always making lofty promises with nothing in the end but broken hearts.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Pouring molasses on a cold winter morning would be faster than Sprint's network.

15. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

That has been my experience as well. I drove cross-country from Birmingham, AL to Portland, OR in May. Outside of a few major cities the coverage was minimal. There was absolutely no coverage on I-80 from Lincoln, Nebraska to Salt Lake City. Even here in Portland the Sprint signal disappears a couple of miles out of town.

21. max9777

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

Than it was your phone that was the issue. I had a gs3 at the time when Irode cross country and I had 3g with lte almost all across I80 with no coverge issues.

23. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

I was using a 3G/4G hotspot to provide data to my Nexus 7. It is an older model so the 4G is WiMax.

9. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

I used to have faith in network vision, but after network vision came to my town and service only got slightly better I can't promote it anymore. Chicago is our crowning acheivment and it is only on par with everyone else. My company needs to realize that being extremely fast in one market isn't as good as consistent moderate speeds and good call quality in all markets. I did get an 80mbps down once though. It just sucks because one day a tower will be 4g, then the next we wont have any 4g around. It has been like that on all 5 of my phones. s3, note 3, s4, iphone 5c, and s5. I really think the key is the 800mhz spectrum. 1900 just seems about worthless.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sprint has gotten better in Chicago, but still needs improvement. Last of the four, but signal strength hs gotten better from last year.

22. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I couldn't have put it better myself; "kudos" to you. You couldn't PAY me $35 a month to join that, otherwise, fiasco called Sprint aka Boost aka Virgin, Ting, Tang ...... whatever the hell you wanna call it. I'd rather go earn money working as a lonely and out-of-shape bus driver.

5. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Virgin Mobile is still stuck in the old ages and hasn't improved their data cap yet Boost and Sprint is going to? VM and Boost are both owned by Sprint, so why is VM screwing over their customers still? I want my damn 6GBs of LTE already!

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Question is why are you on Virgin in the first place

17. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

That is a very good question, in short...I bought a house and needed to lesser my bills so I decided to choose my priorities. VM was a quick and easy option. T-Mobile had yet set up LTE in my area so I had little to no choice as far as I am concerned. Now that I am settled down and now that there is LTE through T-Mobile, it is an obvious choice I am going to make.

12. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Start looking at other MVNOs...( although, you're right VM is a subsidiary of Sprint and therefore NOT a MVNO.) One reason that I left VM is because other MVNOs have BYOD(evice) and you can choose from countless UNLOCKED GSM phones to use.

11. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

LOGIC ERROR: BOOST did not put pressure on Sprint; BOOST is owned & controlled by Sprint...Unless of course, at Sprint HQ, they really don't know what the left hand & right hand, right foot & left foot are doing!

19. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Sprint sucks beyond belief here in Tucson. Cheaper, maybe, but it still sucks. Why eat at McDonalds when there's a Carl's Jr across the street?

20. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

who cares as long as they got lte by me.

24. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Some people travel. Would you be happy if you went on vacation and found you had no service?

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